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CPCB to strengthen monitoring of Pollution in tributaries of Ganga

The meeting was attended by senior officials of both the ministry. In the meeting pending issues of Environment/Forest clearence of National Projects of Central Water Commission, National Water Development Agency and Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana-AIBP were discussed.  Further, Union Minister of Jal Shakti requested the Central Pollution Control Board to strengthen the pollution monitoring system in Ganga and it’s major tributaries wherein ... Read More »

Chhattisgarh: 25 Maoists surrender in Dantewada district

They have surrendered before Superintendent of police Abhishek Pallav at Kuakonda Police station.  Three of the surrendered Maoists had reward of Rs. one lakh each on their head.  According to police, these rebels were allegedly involved in various naxal incidents.  Police officials said that the surrendered Maoists will be provided necessary assistance as per the rehabilitation policy of the state ... Read More »

MHA permits NIA to probe Thiruvananthapuram Airport Gold smuggling case

The ministry said, the decision has been taken as the organised smuggling operation may have serious implications for national security.  It came a day after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking an effective investigation into the seizure of gold worth crores of rupees from a diplomatic baggage at the airport in the ... Read More »

PM Modi assures of all possible assistance to people during corona crisis

The Prime Minister was interacting through video conferencing with representatives of various social organizations and institutions in Varanasi on relief efforts carried out by them during COVID-19.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Kashi can develop as a big export hub of the country and become an inspiration for Atmanirbhar Bharat.  The Prime Minister said that projects worth more than 8 ... Read More »

Newborn, assumed dead, found alive in Udr village

Udaipur : In a bizarre incident, a newborn that was assumed to be dead, was found alive, when the family members were about to bury her. While the baby’s relatives alleged gross negligence on the part of the medical staff of the PHC, on the other hand, the medical officer said the staff had not declared it dead, since the baby ... Read More »

Over 5.80 lakh Indian return home under Vande Bharat Mission till July 8

As on 8th July, against a total number of 6,61,352 persons, who had registered their request with the Missions abroad for repatriation to India, over 5, 80,000 have returned.  This number includes more than 97,000 Indians who have returned through land border immigration checkpoints from Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.  External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said in a virtual briefing that the ... Read More »

56 people tested positive for COVID 19 in Sri Lanka rehabilitation center

These people are from Kandakadu treatment and rehabilitation centre, where a prisoner was kept for treatment and who had tested positive on Sunday.  Over 450 inmates and staff at the center were quarantined and subjected to PCR tests. The prisoner was shifted to prison before testing positive and 174 prison inmates in the ward were also quarantined and tested.  However, none ... Read More »

Sensex gains 409 pts to end at 36,738; Nifty rises 108 pts to 10,813

Sensex at Bombay Stock Exchange climbed 409 points, or 1.12 percent, to close at 36,738.  Similarly, the Nifty at National Stock Exchange surged 108 points, or 1.01 percent, to settle at 10,813.  Broader indices at BSE underformed the Sensex as the Mid-cap closed almost flat adding marginally by 0.07 percent and the Small-cap rose 0.49 percent.  Read More »

PM to dedicate to the nation the 750 MW Rewa Solar Project

This Project comprises of three solar generating units of 250 MW each located on a 500 hectare plot of land situated inside a Solar Park (total area 1500 hectare). The Solar Park was developed by the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL), a Joint Venture Company of Madhya Pradesh UrjaVikas Nigam Limited (MPUVN), and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), ... Read More »

COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 62.08%

In the past 24 hours alone, 19 thousand 547 people have recovered from CORONAVIRUS.  The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said, a total of 24 thousand 879 new cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to seven lakh 67 thousand 296. This is the highest number of fresh cases ... Read More »

Gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Madhya Pradesh

Police had announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for the arrest of Vikas Dubey.  “Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters in Bhopal that Vikas Dubey is in the state police’s custody in Ujjain. He further said that it is a big achievement for the Madhya Pradesh police. They were on high after the Kanpur incident.  Meanwhile, sources ... Read More »

Samsung India Launches Aluminium Edition of Galaxy Watch Active2 4G; All Smartwatches to Now be Made in India

  Samsung India, the country’s most trusted smartphone brand, today announced the launch of Galaxy Watch Active2 4G Aluminium edition, adding to Samsung’s diverse 4G smartwatch range. Galaxy Watch Active2 4G Aluminium edition is Samsung’s first smartwatch to be made in India and with its launch, Samsung now has the largest and most diverse 4G watch portfolio in the country. ... Read More »

How Samsung’s Digital Inverter Compressors Help Consumers Save Energy

Six Samsung refrigerator models sold in the U.S. have been awarded the 2020 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Every year, the EPA, through its ENERGY STAR Program, chooses 1 or 2 innovative technologies for their Emerging Technology Award. This year the Award recognized six Samsung refrigerator models that met three strict performance criteria: ... Read More »

18th GoM meeting on COVID-19 held

He was joined by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Union Foreign Minister, Hardeep S. Puri, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare, and Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State, Chemical and Fertilizers, & Shipping. Dr. Vinod Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog joined the meeting through video conference link. At the outset, the GoM was briefed on the ... Read More »

PM Modi interacts with Varanasi NGOs on their efforts during lockdown

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with representatives of such organizations on Thursday via video conferencing, to discuss their experience and showcase their efforts. During lockdown, more than hundred organizations in Varanasi distributed almost 20 lakh food packets and 2 lakh dry ration kits through the food cell of the District Administration as well as through individual efforts. Apart from food distribution, ... Read More »

PM Modi to deliver the inaugural address at India Global Week 2020 today

Other high profile speakers participating at the event will include Dr. S. Jaishankar, Union External Affairs Minister, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, and Commerce & Industry, Lt Gen of JK, GC Murmu, Isha Foundation Founder Sadhguru, Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, along with UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel, US Ambassador to India Ken ... Read More »

WHO acknowledges evidence emerging about airborne spread of novel coronavirus

Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO, told a news briefing yesterday that there was a discussion about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19.   She said the WHO would publish a scientific brief summarising the state of knowledge on modes of transmission of ... Read More »

Bihar: Lockdown imposed in Patna, Bhagalpur & Nawada districts amid surge in Coronavirus cases

Bhagalpur administration has imposed a lockdown starting tomorrow till 16th of this month.Patna will observe seven-day lockdown from 10th to 16th of this month.  Under this lockdown, Government offices and Public corporations  shall remain closed. All private and commercial establishments will also remain closed. However, Ration shops, dairy, Vegetables and meat shops will remain open between 6 am and 10 ... Read More »

Assam CM speaks to Meghalaya CM over transportation of essential commodities

The Chief Minister requested Conrad Sangma to ensure hassle-free transportation of the vehicles carrying essential commodities from Guwahati to Barak Valley. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma assured Sonowal of taking adequate steps for ensuring smooth movement of essential goods and medicinal items from Guwahati to Barak Valley and other North-eastern states through Meghalaya. Read More »

KVIC starts online sale of Khadi face masks

The minimum order for online purchase of masks has been fixed at 500 rupees. KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said, the online sale of face masks aims at providing genuine Khadi masks and preventing buyers from any fraud. Read More »

Home Minister Amit Shah thanks PM for extension of PMGKAY till November

In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said, the  determination shown by the Prime Minister to ensure there was no starvation in the country during the time of Corona pandemic is truly exemplary. Amit Shah said, at the beginning of the Corona pandemic, the Prime Minister had decided to provide three cylinders free of cost to poor women for three months ... Read More »

US notifies UN of decision to withdraw from WHO

Washington alleged that WHO misled the world resulting in deaths of over half a million people globally, including over 1 lakh 30 thousand in America.In April, the US stopped funding to WHO as the Trump administration reviewed the ties. A month later, President Donald Trump announced the US was terminating the relationship. The US is the largest funder to the ... Read More »

We’ve got Fan Mail, and it’s from a 9-Year-Old

  It was pink, and love at first sight!   For the past few months, I have started studying online using different gadgets. It’s a new and exciting experience.   When I first saw Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, for a nine-year-old school student like me, it was love at first sight.   It fitted well in my hands and was ... Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to deliver the inaugural address at India Global Week 2020

Other high profile speakers participating at the event will include Dr. S. Jaishankar, Union External Affairs Minister, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, and Commerce & Industry, Lt Gen of JK, GC Murmu, Isha Foundation Founder Sadhguru, Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, along with UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel, US Ambassador to India Ken ... Read More »

Cabinet approves extension of PM Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojana till November

The Minister said, the scheme will benefit more than 80 crore people in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the extension of the scheme in his address to the nation on 30th of last month. PM Modi had said, poor and needy persons will not go hungry in the country and free ration during the rainy and forthcoming ... Read More »

BJP National General-Secretary P Muralidhar Rao holds press conference in New Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Part’s National General Secretary said that the Government is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with skill and seriousness under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atma Nirbhar package of 20 lakh crore rupees to provide relief to the poor people in the country. He said, an amount of 64,500 crore rupees ... Read More »

Samsung Unveils its 2020 Crystal 4K UHD TV & Unbox Magic 3.0 TV Range; Experience Most Realistic Colors & Amazing Smart Features

  Samsung, India’s largest and most trusted consumer electronics brand, today announced the launch of its 2020 Smart TV line-up with its Crystal 4K UHD and Unbox Magic 3.0 series. This new line-up has been designed to offer a naturally crisp and vivid picture quality with exceptional colors, great depth and deeper contrasts, along with smart features for work-fun balance. ... Read More »

Gangster Vikas Dubey’s aide killed by STF

Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police killed Amar Dubey, a close associate of absconding criminal Vikas Dubey in an encounter on Wednesday morning. The gunbattle took place in Maudha area of Hamirpur district. Amar Dubey was also an accused in Kanpur killing case in which 8 policeman were martyred by Vikas dubey and his gang.   Many teams of state ... Read More »

MHA orders probe into Rajiv Gandhi Trust & Indira Gandhi Trust

A Special Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will head the committee. “MHA sets up inter-ministerial committee to coordinate investigations into violation of various legal provisions of PMLA, Income Tax Act, FCRA etc by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust & Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. Spl. Dir of ED will head the committee,” Home Ministry said. These investigations are ... Read More »

Chinese factories to face headwinds in next phase of post-lockdown recovery

Prices of copper and steel have surged and share prices for Chinese blue chips struck five-year highs, as state-funded infrastructure projects drove up production of cement, steel and non-ferrous metals. Railway investment, for example, soared 11.4% in April-June from a year earlier versus a 21% drop in the first quarter. Industries also gained from pent-up demand for autos and electronics. ... Read More »

Hong Kong bans protest anthem in schools as fears over freedoms intensify

New security legislation imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing requires the Asian financial hub to “promote national security education in schools and universities and through social organisations, the media, the internet”. The school anthem ban will further stoked concerns that new security laws will crush freedoms in China’s freest city, days after public libraries removed books by some prominent pro-democracy ... Read More »

India has one of the lowest COVID-19 cases per million in world

Chile has witnessed around 15,459 cases of COVID-19 per million population, while US over 8,500, Brazil over 7,419 and Spain witnessed over 5,358 cases per million population. The WHO Situation Report also shows that India has one of the lowest deaths per million population. India’s cases of death per million population is around 14 while the global average is more ... Read More »

Landslide in China’s Hubei buries nine after heaviest rain in years

The landslide occured in Huangmei County in the early hours and efforts were being made to rescue the people, a daily said. From June 1 to July 7, accumulated rainfall in the regions of Hubei, Anhui, Zhejiang and Chongqing has reached the highest levels for this time of year since 1961, with rainfall in some places two to three times ... Read More »

Japan responds to disaster amid coronavirus

Elsewhere in the gym, cardboard partitions separate the 233 evacuees’ sleeping areas and another sign instructs them to check their temperature each morning, then sterilise the thermometers. The measures show what a thorny issue it is for Japan to deal with natural disasters in the time of coronavirus. Japanese authorities have been warning local officials for months to include coronavirus ... Read More »

Oil edges lower as U.S. inventory build stokes supply fears

Brent crude futures fell 10 cents, or 0.2%, to $42.98 a barrel by 0417 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures dropped 12 cents, or 0.3%, to $40.50 a barrel, holding to the narrow range of the past few weeks. U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose last week, against expectations for a draw, although gasoline and distillate inventories fell more than ... Read More »

Culture Minister plants trees in Delhi to mark Sankalp Parv

The Minister said that rising to the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Culture Ministry is celebrating Sankalp Parva from 28th June to 12th July. He said Ministry expects all its Subordinate Offices, Academies, attached Institutions and affiliated Institutions to plant trees in its campus or in the surroundings wherever it is possible.   He added that the Ministry ... Read More »

India, US reaffirm their commitment to work towards ensuring free, open & peaceful Indo-Pacific region

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale exchanged views on a number of regional and global issues of shared interests during the virtual foreign office consultations between the two countries on Tuesday. They reviewed the entire gamut of engagements under the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership, including political, economic, commercial, ... Read More »

Developed countries must implement financial and technological commitments under UNFCCC and Paris agreement: Union Environment Minister

He called upon developed country parties, once again, to do their part as envisaged under UNFCCC and Paris Agreement, for extending financial and technological support to developing countries. The Environment Minister said, the promise of one trillion dollars by 2020 has not been fulfilled so far, and expressed hope that in the remaining 5 months of 2020, the promised amount ... Read More »

[Online Invitation] Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020

The desire to make meaningful connections and to stay productive are constants in a world of change. Our mobile devices need to be ready to help us stay in touch with what matters most and give us new ways to work and play.   On August 5, join us for a Galaxy Unpacked virtual event to explore our latest ecosystem ... Read More »